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Reset switch does not work

The switch does not work . removing the switch and using the bare wires as a switch does not work either. any comments please

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  • roatan Mar 15, 2008

    Many thanks for your help so far.

    The reset switch on this motherboard is also the button to switch the computer on. I am unable to persuade the computer to start and let me have access to the monitor, keyboard or mouse. The output from the Power Supply is live to all components but does not appear to complete the circuit to enable the components to function. I presume the reset button is the trigger that enables the Bios to make its necessary checks and fire up the system.

    You may have gathered by now that I'm at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to the innards of computers. Any light you can throw upon the subject will be appreciated.

  • Mike Waldron May 11, 2010

    Hi,



    Don,t reset It.



    Use Ctrl/Alt/Del keys, and restart via other methods.



    Mike @ compurepair.

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If you just setup this board & the reset switch does not work, than remove the connector & turn it 180 degrease & reconnect it.
If it still fails to reset. Use an Ohm meter & check the switch.
You can replace the switch from a local auto store or even a Radio Shack store. It's a simple two wire (bush button) switch.
Better than buying a new case. If your lucky you may be able to find a old PC & remove it's reset switch.

Good luck

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Suggest KEEP track of where those wires go!

Make a drawing, and notes. I even use a magic marker, (Sharpee?), and make a notation of the Front Panel header pinout, on the floor of the computer case.

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Power UNPLUGGED to computer, Anti-Static Precautions FOLLOWED; (Don't know? Post back in a Comment),

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Power Supply comes on? Bad Power On switch.
Allow Windows to fully load, run for a few minutes; then turn the computer off normally.

Jump the two Power On switch pins again.
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Power Supply does NOT come on?
We will go to a further diagnostic test then.
Awaiting results for first test, then we will go on.

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http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006200R/4006200Rnv.shtml

Click on - Product Views

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the wires from the Front panel go to, is the Front panel header.

If you need the pinout for the Front Panel header, click on -
S- Front Panel Connector

Looking at the different colors on the Front Panel header, and matching pin numbering;
Pin 2 = Orange with Yellow + sign.
Pin 4 is solid Orange.
Pin 6 is Green.
Pin 8 is Green
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Pin 1 is Red with a Yellow + sign.
Pin 3 is solid Red
Pin 5 is Blue
Pin 7 is Blue
Pin 9 is solid Yellow.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

C) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. Reserved for +5 Volts, and factory use.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED. (Light)
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If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

F) There is No Pin 10. Just a blank spot. (Yellow)

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http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

[ Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right;
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On the U - Intrusion Switch Connector?
I believe the style of switch used, is if it is open, then the computer will not work.
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Need Molex female metal terminals?

http://www.molex.com/molex/products/datasheet.jsp?part=active/0002081202_CRIMP_TERMINALS.xml&channel=Products&Lang=en-US

Could I be wrong about how the switch works? Yes.
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Hover your mouse cursor on the Download tab.
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The Front Panel header is divided into two headers on the motherboard.
This you have stated, JFP1 and JFP2.
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5 pins across the Bottom row.

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JFP2:
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3 pins across the Bottom row.

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http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

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{Computer technology follows Moore's Law,

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What is new technology today may be old tomorrow }

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d945gcz/sb/CS-020793.htm

Blue -> English Product Guide [PDF]

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